Leadership Consultant
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Calvin Johnson serves as a Leadership Consultant for the Coastal Regional Assistance Team in the Massachusetts DESE Statewide System of Support, an ongoing contract managed by SchoolWorks. In this role, he collaborates with districts to drive systemic improvements aimed at supporting student success.

Prior to his current position, Calvin held various leadership roles at Phoenix Charter Academy in Springfield, MA, including Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Director of Operations. He successfully managed the school through multiple DESE renewals, ensuring continuous operation and student opportunity. Notably, Calvin established two successful “school within a school” programs: the Extended Day Evening Support program, offering flexible learning for students facing educational barriers, and the Young Men’s Program, which fostered an engaging environment for at-risk male students.

Calvin is dedicated to equity work and experiential learning, which he believes can empower students from diverse backgrounds. He has implemented initiatives that enhance student engagement and academic outcomes, alongside efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff to create inclusive educational environments.

Calvin holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. from La Salle University.

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